INTIMACY AND AGING

Guest:  Dr. John DeLamater, Professor of Sociology, UW-Madison

Love never dies, or at least the need for love doesn’t.  Some things are ageless, and contrary to popular perception, included in that list is the continued desire to have intimate relationships as we move into our senior years.

Dr. John DeLamater has studied the benefits of relationships as we age.  He has published papers on sexual desire, behavior and satisfaction in persons aged 45 to 75+ and is the co-editor of Sex for Life: From Virginity to Viagra, How Sexuality Changes Throughout Our Lives.

On this program, Professor DeLamater shares what he has uncovered about the joys and challenges of developing and nurturing intimate relationships throughout the course of our lives.